News Desk: Markey’s In

By |December 27th, 2012|

"I have decided to run for the US Senate ­because this fight is too important," Markey said in a statement to the Globe. "There is so much at stake." Two other Bay State congressmen, Michael E. Capuano of Somerville and Stephen F. Lynch of South Boston, both Democrats, have also expressed interest in seeking Kerry's [...]

News Desk: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Passes

By |December 27th, 2012|

THE REPORT from the AP: Schwarzkopf was named commander in chief of U.S. Central Command at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base in 1988, overseeing the headquarters for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly two dozen countries stretching across the Middle East to Afghanistan and the rest of central Asia, plus Pakistan. When Saddam invaded [...]

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US Deploying Troops to 35 African Nations

By |December 27th, 2012|

The headline for this story, at Current is Growing The Empire. US Deploying Troops To 35 African Countries. Of course the DC spin is that this is all about "training" troops of these nations. No doubt training will occur. Maybe that will be all. Maybe it's just another start. From NPR: An Army brigade from [...]

Culture Behind Brutally Gang-Raped Young Woman in India Revealed through President’s Son, Abhijit Mukherjee

By |December 27th, 2012|

Abhijit Mukherjee agreed to withdraw the 'dented-painted' sentence and apologised. "I withdraw the particular sentence 'dented and painted' women. I have no intention to insult any woman..." [CNN-IBN] "The patient condition remains extremely critical as before," said Dr. Kelvin Loh, CEO of Mount Elizabeth Hospital. "Prior to coming to Singapore, she had three [...]

Obama, Pelosi Deserve to Lose on End of Year Grand Bargain Scheme

By |December 27th, 2012|

Hopes of a grand-bargain "“ to shave trillions of dollars off the deficit by cutting entitlement programs and raising revenue "“ are shattered. - Fiscal cliff deal increasingly unlikely NOBODY SHOULD think this is the end of the maneuvering by President Obama and Democrats to "reform" entitlements. But at least for now, here's to the [...]

Biggest Losers for 2012: Republicans

By |December 27th, 2012|

Nothing on taxes. Nothing on gun control. Nothing on climate change. Nothing on gay marriage. Nothing on immigration reform (or an incremental, piece-by-piece approach, which will result in nothing). It's a very odd situation when the losing party is the party refusing to negotiate. It may be how you disrupt, but it is not how [...]

For Our Soldiers and Their Families (War Dogs Too!), a Very Merry Christmas, with a Little Brubeck and a Side of Jimmy Fallon

By |December 25th, 2012|

Rebecca's War Dogs THIS ONE goes out to our soldiers, but also their amazing families who celebrate so often without their mom, dad, sister or brother at home. Woof! for Rebecca's war dogs, too. The Pasta Bolognese with Pappardelle, made with spicy turkey sausage (from Whole Foods) and ground turkey instead of ground [...]

You’re a Crazy Gun Nut If… Piers Morgan Edition [Video]

By |December 24th, 2012|

Image via WhiteHouse.gov WHEN YOU have your own show you get your own platform. Sticking your neck out and speaking your mind against the horde is one of the most American of traits. It's just very few people are willing to do it and incur the wrath of the wingnuts, as well as [...]

Wayne LaPierre on “Meet the Press,” What Ugly Looks Like

By |December 24th, 2012|

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy "Well, I think he's so extreme and so tone deaf that he actually helps the cause of us passing sensible gun legislation in the Congress. Look, he blames everything but guns: movies, the media, President Obama, gun-free school zones. You name it, and [...]

Gov. Christie: No Armed Guards for Kids, he Calls “The Easy Way Out”

By |December 23rd, 2012|

THE N.R.A. blew it again under the tutelage of Wayne Lapierre, who offered a ridiculous proposal on Friday for a fortress America, the education edition. Gov. Chris Christie walked away from this idea, because he's not stupid and wants to protect everyone's rights, including people who don't want to be compelled into gun ownership. He [...]